Denise Asafu-Adjei: Her Journey To Becoming The First Female To Complete Andrology Fellowship At UCLA

Denise Asafu-Adjei

Dr. Denise Abena Asafu-Adjei, a Ghanaian-American Urologist, has become the first female to complete the Andrology Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she received exceptional training and mentorship.

The Andrology Fellowship at UCLA is a one-year fully funded clinical fellowship that focuses on all aspects of the diagnostic and therapeutic management of male patients with infertility, sexual dysfunction and related conditions.

Denise Asafu-Adjei

Dr. Denise, a first-generation Ghanaian-American, was born and raised in The Bronx, New York.

Before making history as the first female to complete the Andrology Fellowship at UCLA, she had her Urology residency at Columbia University Irving Medical Centre for six years, and became the first black woman to complete a Urology residency at the university.

Dr. Denise started her journey into medicine at Carnegie Mellon University where she obtained a degree in Biological Sciences in 2008. He later obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management from The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health of Harvard University in 2013, and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2014.

Denise Asafu-Adjei

“I have been incredibly blessed to have so much support, mentorship, and love through the long nights, tearful days, and pushing through when I sometimes didn’t feel like I had any more to give,” Dr. Denise stated when she shared her story on LinkedIn.

“As I excitedly prepare to embark on my new role (finally) as an attending physician, I am overwhelmed with more joy and gratitude than words can express for my ever-gracious God, my amazing parents and siblings, extended family, and wonderful friends who have been encouraging and cheering me every step of the way. I am truly humbled and hope I can serve as an inspiration to a very hopeful Black girl who had a wild dream of becoming a doctor. Thank you, everyone. we did it!!” she added.


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